Thursday, December 17, 2009

words to ponder

From the Open Windows devotion for December 16th ...

For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile.  1 Peter 3:10

Peter underscores the formula for loving life and seeing good days:  controlling our speech.  Godly speech brings blessings of peace, compassion for others, and love for our brothers and sisters in Christ.

By contrast the untamed tongue gravitates toward evil.  Careless tongues speak with guile or deceit.  Refrain from such speech.

Father, help me control my tongue as a witness to You.

written by Fletcher Allen from Franklin, Tennessee


Felicity said...

What a good reminder to us. So often our tongues just slowly become 'untamed'. They need constant guarding. I'm glad I read this, thank you, Jennifer.

Rie said...

Thank you. I needed that.

Love, Rie

Handwoven Dreams said...

I have been thinking so much about the need to guard my tounge recently. I so struggle with this throughout the day. I do so want to use my tounge for the glory of God and bless those around me with it. Thank you for sharing this! I hope ya'll have a really great Christmas also!